When considering the incidence rate and severity, ligament injuries rank among the highest risks of injury for rugby union players (Williams et al., 2013). Of all rugby-related ligament injuries, Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries are among the most common.
Thus, the latest ACL management guidelines should be well known by all rugby clinicians. The hyperlink below contains the latest Evidence-Based clinical practice guidelines for ACL injuries, prepared by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons:
Feel free to comment if you have had any experience with ACL injuries, either as a player or clinician!